After the success of Batman Returns, Warner Bros was eager to continue the franchise but wanted a lighter tone. Joel Schumacher was brought on to direct, working from a script by Akiva Goldsman. Val Kilmer took over the role of Batman from Michael Keaton, with Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, and Chris O’Donnell introduced as Robin. With its bright, neon-drenched visuals and emphasis on humor, Batman Forever marked a stylistic departure from the previous films. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue the 1995 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Director Nominees series with our January member bonus episode with a film voted on by our members, not as a nominee but one that had the potential for it. It’s a conversation about Schumacher’s 1995 film Batman Forever.
Here’s a hint at what we talk about:
We discuss the shift in tone from the Tim Burton films and whether Schumacher succeeded in delivering the over-the-top—Hold on there! This is currently only available for members. It’ll be available to everyone else soon, but why not become a member so you can listen to it now? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes that only members can access. You also get access to members-only Discord channels, and early ad-free releases for every episode. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM.
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